‘It’ll Take Time’: Kai Havertz Breaks Silence After Shedding Tears in Arsenal’s EPL Title Loss

‘It’ll Take Time’: Kai Havertz Breaks Silence After Shedding Tears in Arsenal’s EPL Title Loss

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 20, 2024 at 11:32 AM
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  • Kai Havertz and Arsenal agonizingly missed out on winning the Premier League
  • The German international has now reflected on the heartbreaking title defeat
  • The Gunners finished runners-up to Man City, ending the season with 89 points

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Kai Havertz has finally broken his silence following Arsenal's heartbreaking failure to end their 20-year Premier League drought.

The Gunners entered the final stretch of games on Sunday, May 19, trailing Manchester City by just two points.

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Kai Havertz in a sober mood after Arsenal missed out on winning the Premier League on Sunday, May 19. Photos by James Gill - Danehouse and Marc Atkins.
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Mikel Arteta's squad faced an uphill battle, needing both a win against Everton at the Emirates and a miraculous upset by West Ham against Man City at the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal did their part, rallying from a goal down to defeat Everton, with Havertz netting the crucial match-winning goal, per Livescore.

However, their hopes were dashed as West Ham fell short against City, despite Mohammed Kudus's sensational bicycle kick goal.

City's victory secured their unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title and their sixth league crown in seven seasons, underscoring their dominance in English football.

While Manchester celebrated, North London was cloaked in disappointment as Arsenal endured the agony of yet another near miss.

For Havertz, the pain was palpable. He fought back tears as he reflected on the season's end and the missed opportunity to clinch the title.

Havertz breaks silence after Arsenal's title loss

Despite the disappointment, the 24-year-old emphasised the personal growth he has experienced since joining Arsenal last summer.

"Where do I start? My first season has been one which has helped me grow as a person and a player in many ways," he wrote on the X App.

He also made sure to commend the fans, staff, and teammates for their support and contributions.

"Very grateful for all the support this season, from fans, staff and my teammates.

The former Chelsea forward was candid about his disappointment in losing the title but remained optimistic about the future ahead.

"It’ll take time to process everything but I know with this club we can achieve big things.

Teams that failed to win EPL despite huge points

After coming close to ending their Premier League title drought, Arsenal ultimately fell short against Manchester City.

Reflecting on the Gunners' heartbreaking 2023-24 campaign, Sports Brief explores other teams that accumulated a significant number of points but failed to clinch the EPL trophy.

Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal have all experienced the frustration of missing out on the Premier League title due to City's superiority.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.